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The Giri Raja chicken: a new hope for India's smallholders

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Uploaded on Oct 14, 2009

Globally over 60 billion animals are farmed for food every year. The 2006 Report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), 'Livestocks Long Shadow', predicted that global meat consumption will more than double by 2050 (from 2001).

Where will all this meat come from? The short answer is: from chickens. Already, around 50 billion of that 60 billion figure IS poultry. Some represents turkeys, and ducks still provide a popular meat in eastern Asia, but the vast majority are chickens. Chicken meat is the fastest growth area within the global meat industry.

Is there a way this growth can be sustainable?

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